Marcus Rashford has defended his off-field partnerships and questioned wherefore footballers "can't conscionable bash the close thing" for foundation aft learning of claims that helium has profited from his campaigning.
The Manchester United and England forward, 23, said connected Twitter that British governmental mag The Spectator was acceptable to tally a communicative suggesting helium has "benefited commercially" from his work.
Rashford has backed a fig of kid nutrient poorness initiatives, forcing authorities U-turns implicit escaped schoolhouse meals during the coronavirus pandemic.
He became the youngest idiosyncratic to apical the Sunday Times Giving List by helping rise £20 cardinal ($27 million) for groups tackling the issue.
Just heard @spectator are readying to tally a communicative connected maine time astir however I person benefitted commercially successful the past 18 months…To clarify, I don’t request to spouse with brands. I spouse due to the fact that I privation to advancement the enactment I bash disconnected the transportation and…(1)— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) July 20, 2021
"Just heard @spectator are readying to tally a communicative connected maine time astir however I person benefited commercially successful the past 18 months," helium tweeted connected Tuesday.
"To clarify, I don't request to spouse with brands. I spouse due to the fact that I privation to advancement the enactment I bash disconnected the transportation and astir of immoderate interest I would person contributes to that.
"Last summer, 1.3m children had entree to nutrient support, done my narration with Burberry children person a harmless spot to beryllium aft schoolhouse wherever they volition beryllium fed, pursuing the November concern susceptible children person harmless places to spell this summertime holiday, and owed to my narration with Macmillan 80,000 children present person a publication to telephone their own.
"Do I person a larger commercialized entreaty pursuing the U-turns? I'm sure. But I'm besides a Manchester United and England planetary footballer. Why has determination ever got to beryllium a motive? Why can't we conscionable bash the close thing?"
Rashford, who received escaped schoolhouse meals himself, was honoured successful the delayed 2020 queen's day honours list.
However, helium was the people of online racist maltreatment aft his punishment miss successful the Euro 2020 last against Italy and violative graffiti was besides near connected a mural of his look successful Manchester.